12/1 James 1:2-3
2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
Life is a test. We are called to meet the test of our faith-will I change and trust God or will I do it my way. The joy of the Lord is a great blessing and we find that in simply trusting Him.